Happy Family Art

What we are about.

Hello.  Welcome to HappyFamilyArt, where you will find fun places to visit around NJ, art lessons, craft instructions, coloring pages and more! Here you will find our happy family learning, traveling, making art and having fun!

happy family artNJ Travels

Here you will find all sorts of fun day trips all over New Jersey and surrounding states.  You can read about our family’s experiences there and hopefully get out and have fun!

happy family artArt Lessons

Take a look at the many art lessons we have.  So far there is acrylic, watercolor, how to draw, amazing coloring pages and more!

You can also explore our JEWELRY DIY INSTRUCTONS, our CRAFTY THINGS TUTORIALS to see many great craft ideas and tutorials, or the SEWING area.  We also have a section dedicated to OUR ART.

Please feel free to stay a while.  Explore the menu above, or see what is new below.

Take a look at what’s new at Happy Family Art:

Camping At Dingmans Campground in Dingmans Ferry PACamping At Dingmans Campground

We went camping last weekend!  We could not have gone to a better place, Dingmans Campground was lovely!

Coloring pages nature coloring bookColoring Pages

I finished my first coloring book! It has trees, butterflies, flowers, landscapes all packed in 15 detailed original pages! Plus, two new free coloring pages!

Our Visit To New Jersey State MuseumFree Or Inexpensive Places For Family Fun In And Around NJ 2015

Our list has been updated, plus we added an awesome map to help you find a spot to visit! Take a look!

Our Visit To Rutgers GardensRutgers Gardens

I am embarrassed to say that we have never visited Rutgers Gardens.  It is such an amazing place to spend the day with family, I can’t wait to do it again.

How To Make Outdoor Mosaic ArtOutdoor Mosaic

I have wanted to make something awesome to hang outside that would be able to withstand rain and wind.  Here is how I made this fantastic outdoor mosaic.

Our Visit To Land Of Make BelieveLand Of Make Believe

We have visited Land Of Make Believe several times before.  This week we went again.  It was a lot of fun, the kids got to splash around and play in the water.

Our Visit To Willowwood ArboretumWillowwood Arboretum

What an amazing place this is!! We went there this week and enjoyed it beyond measure.  A great place to bring kids to explore nature’s wonders.

Georgia O'Keeffe Art History Lesson For KidsGeorgia O’Keeffe Art Lesson

Draw these great landscapes inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe using oil pastels.  This is a fun art history lesson for kids.

How To Make Scratch Paper ArtScratchboard Art

This is such a fun project: using leftover oil pastels make your own scratchboard paper and art.

Our Visit To Bridgewater Sports ArenaBridgewater Sports Arena

We recently went there with friends for a game of laser tag.  Kids of all ages easily spent 2 hours there having a blast!

Recycled Plastic Bottle Earrings InstructionsRecycled Plastic Bottle Earrings.

I made these earrings out of recycled plastic seltzer bottle.  They were easy to make, and are light to wear.

Our Visit To Johnson Park Middlesex County DestinationsOur Visit to Johnson Park

We have recently discovered Johnson Park.  Located in Middlesex County, it is a sprawling, 473 acre park and home to Johnson Park Zoo.

Our Visit To Terhune Orchards In Princeton Mercer County DestinationsOur Visit To Terhune Orchards

Located a few minutes from the bustling downtown of Princeton NJ, this farm is a wonderful place to spend a few hours.

Our Visit To Sandy Hook LighthouseOur Visit To Sandy Hook Lighthouse

It was such a pleasure to visit this wonderful National Park.  We had a great time at the tour, and hope you will too!